The Daredevils never really recovered from these early blows. No.4 Ross Taylor (24 off 14) used the long handle to provide some momentum, but could not sustain it and he departed caught in the deep while attempting another big hit.
At the other end, Jaywardene batted quite beautifully with well-timed shots to keep the Daredevils in the game, but with wickets falling, there was only so much that the Sri Lankan star could do.
The Super Kings virtually sealed the issue when Jayawardene, attempting a reverse hit, was bowled by Ashwin and off the next ball, Venugopal Rao (0) was run out, backing up. It was all over bar the shouting as the Delhi tail folded up.
In Image: Delhi Daredevils batsman Mahela Jayawardene plays a shot